Search on for North Fort Myers cell phone thief

CREATED Nov 10, 2013

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NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - A thief broke into a Verizon store early Sunday morning getting away with more than 30 phones.

Crime Stoppers is asking the public to help identify the suspect who smashed the store's window at around 4 a.m.  The store sits at 515 Pine Island Road.

Surveillance cameras captured images of the suspect, who appeared to have a white bag or pillowcase in hand.  The suspect managed to load up with more than 30 Apple iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones from the storage area.

Those phones are valued at more than $20,000.  

The break in wasn’t discovered until later this morning, when employees arrived to work and heard the alarm for the iPhone case sounding, and soon after found the inventory nearly depleted.

Anyone with information on the break-in, or the identity and whereabouts of the suspect, is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).  All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.